Saturday, February 25, 2012

What a feast!

I'm pretty lazy, so it is pretty rare when I make a meal that covers the whole plate.


The kale chips I think I have posted before. Simple toss kale with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast at 400 for about 10 minutes. They come out pretty crispy.

I had a butternut squash that I had bought for soup but never used. Instead I used it to make Fall Quinoa with Roasted Butternut and Onions from The Lively Kitchen. It was pretty good. The onions really make this dish. I was worried that the cinnamon would be overwhelming, but it really wasn't.

The real hit of the meal were the chickpeas. Pumpkin spice roasted chickpeas to be precise. Got these from Peas and Thank You. So good! AND they even destroyed one of my favorite pans (use parchment paper next time) and I am not even made. Can't wait to made these again.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


I lent my copy of "Peas and Thank You" to Shannon and she tried and told me about some great recipes that I wouldn't have thought of making otherwise. One of them was the lasagna. Mama Pea makes a great point that lasagna is only as hard as you make it. I did not add and extra veggies, just lazy, and for full disclosure, I used dairy mozzerella and cream cheese, cause I happened to have some, but I did use lentil "meat"balls from the freezer. Again, a good lasagna. This picture isn't so good cause I forgot to take a good one, but you get the idea.


Monday, February 20, 2012

Maple Donuts


I made these for Valentine's Day and you may have heard, I had some "baking powder/baking soda" issues. Other than that, I thought these were great. The donut part has a bit of nutmeg in them. I normally skip the nutmeg, but I grated a little bit of some fresh nutmeg and it was just the right amount. In the frosting, I used about a TB of maple syrup instead of maple extract and didn't use the smoked salt. (as an aside, I looked for smoked salt at TJ's and they didn't have any)

Again, maybe the best donuts yet!